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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Née de la rencontre fortuite d’une stout forte et d’une fermentation d’abricots du Valais qui jamais n’atteignit l’alambic du distillateur auquel elle était destinée, notre Oud Bruin (flamand pour "vieille brune") est une interprétation assez peu orthodoxe de ses cousines belges.
Elle en garde cependant le délicat équilibre aigre-doux, entre une solide ossature maltée assise sur des malts, aux notes caramélisées, chocolatées, rôties et fruitées, dans laquelle vient se fondre le vin d’abricot avec son acidité lactique, ses notes de cuir et d’étable liées aux levures sauvages, et une discrète note d’abricot.
La finale est légèrement amère et le tout se déroule tout en harmonie sur le palais.
Une bière unique, d’une grande buvabilité mais joliment complexe, entre douceur, fruité et acidité. Elle se mariera avec l’agneau, le canard, les moules, les crustacés ou des fromages à pâte molle ou mi-dure.
Série limitée de 1.200 bouteilles de 75cl, 7.2% d’alcool/volume, 35 unités internationales d’amertume (IBU).
Avec un grand merci au Journal de Ste-Croix pour l’aimable mise à disposition d’un local suffisamment tempéré pour la refermentation en bouteille cet hiver!
Santé!



3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is tart dark fruit. The flavor is tart dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour beer. Not as complex as some, but the beer is very drinkable. Glad I got to try this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy dark brown color with a vinous, sour cherry aroma, flavor of dusty aged balsamic, fermented cherry, leather, great lasting finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
This beer tastes like plums and earthy and kiwi. Trust me, it’s good. I just can’t verbalize it at the moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, horseblanket, leather, berries, and cherries. Flavor of cherry, caramel, lactic, brett, light chocolate,and berries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
From bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Thanks Jean !
Appearance : Hazy dark amber with small head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Sugary with nice fruits. Some nice apricots. A bit lactic with light roasted malts.
Taste : Lactic and quite fruity. A bit sour with some brown sugars. Finish is dry and a bit lactic. Very nice.
Overall : Very nice beer. I think I liked this one more than others more genuine oud bruin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle via a trade with bu11zeye. Even with a violent pour, only a frothy head over a hazy brown body. Aroma is wine, lightly sour, lacto, earth, cherries and caramel. Taste is cherries, berries, wine, sour, lacto, chocolate, barrel and earthy. Lively bubbles. Dry mouthfeel. Very well balanced and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est brune rougâtre avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité et de sûrette avec une pointe de canelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité et légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3030)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, cheers to Mr. Hummler. Wonderful nose of tart, dark fruit, blackberry, Merlot grape, and a bit of apple-must. Dark maroon color with grayish tan head. Nice tart taste, dry with a tannin-like bitterness... including some hop bitterness that might fit better if softened. Complex, tasty and austere.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8430) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2010
Deep red beer with a brownish shine; light-brown dark head. Lactic nose, wood, very convincing aromas, buttermilk. Woody, more burnt than expected from an Oud Bruin, covering the lactic a bit. Finish is completely authentic Flemish Oud Bruin, balsamico vinegar. Medium bodied, refreshing. Give me this blind, I’d swear it is a genuine Flemish product. Chapeau! Thanks to Jean H. for recommending it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22533) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled@omhper. Hazy amber colour with small off-white head that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is fruits, wood, some berries, mild caramel malts as well as some slight tart/sourish notes as well. Flavour is being quite much the same in a rather nice balance.


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